South Western Railway passengers can now pay for tickets using PayPal on its website and app. PayPal is one of the biggest names in processing online payments for purchasing products and services; offering a fast, convenient and secure way to pay for train tickets online.
Phase one of a the HS2 rail link between London and Birmingham has been delayed by up to five years by the British government. With attention diverted by the ongoing Brexit drama, transport minister Grant Shapps revealed it could now be between 2028 and 2031 before the first trains run on the route.
Bombardier Transportation and Dresden’s transport authority, Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe, have signed a contract to supply and maintain 30 Flexity trams for the city.
London Luton Airport has announced a new partnership agreement with Abellio, which will operate the East Midlands Railway for the next eight years.
York-based Great Rail Journeys is to acquire Vacations By Rail, an independent US provider of escorted and independent rail holidays. Great Rail Journeys hopes the deal will position the company as a leading escorted rail company.
Eurostar has reported solid growth in passenger numbers and sales revenues for the second quarter of 2019. Passenger numbers at the high-speed passenger rail service between the UK and mainland Europe were up by three per cent, to 2.88 million, for the period.
Charlie Cornish, chief executive of Manchester Airports Group, has met with Mark Thurston, chief executive of HS2, to discuss the potential for the new train line to boost the northern economy.
Having grown to become the one of the largest in the world over the past few years, China’s railway network saw steady growth in passenger trips in July. As the summer holidays drove up travel demand, data from the China State Railway Group showed a total of 356 million railway passenger trips were made last month.
Eurostar is launching a ‘Press for champagne’ button to kick off the 100-day countdown to its 25th anniversary. The new feature will be available from today and then on peak Friday evening services from London to Paris, Brussels, Rotterdam and Amsterdam for the rest of the month.
The National Railway Museum’s world record-breaking A4 locomotive Mallard, which set a new speed record for steam on July 3rd, 1938, will be at York station today to officially welcome Azuma to the city.
The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority has briefed Liam Fox, the UK secretary of state for international trade, about the operation and maintenance of Dubai Metro.
Trainline has signed a partnership with Swiss Federal Railways, SBB. The partnership provides customers with tickets for all Swiss rail carriers, including cross-border journeys to neighbouring countries France, Italy, Germany and Austria.